Former Slave's Dream Of Freedom Lives On In Central California TownA former slave settled a California town where his dream of freedom would become a reality. The place still exists. It's called Allensworth.
Longtime Santa Cruz County Boy Scout Camp To Become Pot GrowA camp tucked away deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has served generations of Boy Scouts is set to have a new beginning as a medical marijuana grow site.
Homeless Encampment Removal Leaves Piles Of DebrisA controversy has erupted over piles of debris left behind by the removal of a large homeless encampment near railroad tracks in Oakland.
Oakland Man Creates Needed Libraries In His Native EthiopiaAn unemployed accountant living in Oakland has capitalized on his love of books and of his native Ethiopia to build nearly two dozen libraries there over the past 23 years.
Peninsula School District Installing Washers, Dryers To Help Frazzled FamiliesWhen school starts next week in East Palo Alto, families will be able to unload their clothes on campus, and for many in the working class community - their stress.
Ford-Sponsored Bike Sharing Program Faces Backlash In Mission DistrictThe recent expansion of the Ford GoBike bicycle-sharing program is not going over well in San Francisco's Mission District.
Scammers Target Real Estate Buyers Through Email SchemesThe San Francisco Bay Area is a prime target for cyber-criminals who are hacking realtors’ email accounts and sending home buyers false instructions to wire money.
Apple 'Spaceship' Campus Lands In Bay Area Growth DebateFor some, Apple’s new campus stands in opposition to all of those ideas about smart growth and housing development near job centers.
Oakland Wrangles With Solutions To Dumping Problem At Homeless CampsWhile the problem of trash dumping at Oakland homeless encampments may be obvious, how to stop it is a matter of debate. 
Illegal Trash Dumpers Take Advantage Of Oakland Homeless EncampmentsHomeless encampments in downtown Oakland have turned into an ever-worsening eyesores because of people using the sites as a trash dumping ground.
Giant Sequoia National Monument Could Be Reduced To Allow LoggingThe Trump administration is considering a plan to shrink Giant Sequoia National Monument by more than two-thirds, and the plan has found some unlikely allies.
Sand Mine On Monterey Bay To Close After More Than A CenturyAfter years of protests, investigation and negotiation, the California Coastal Commission voted to accept a deal that will set in motion the eventual closure of the 110-year-old Lapis Sand Mine in the Monterey County town of Marina.

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